Interesting Thought

I am reading this book of short stories The Thing Around Your Neck
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.The author is a Nigerian writer and writes about America as seen through the eyes of an immigrant.
This was an interesting excerpt from the book:

America is a strange place: where rich people are thin and poor people are fat, where mall food courts offer a surfeit of food and an absence of dignity, where the same items cost one price one day and half that price the next.

Comments

  1. Think I should get my hands on this book as the excerpt is a very interesting observation

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  2. That's something I always say. :) About Fat and Thin. The fatty food is cheap. Mall culture is the single handedly responsible for America's obesity/health problems.

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  3. "America is a strange place: where rich people are thin and poor people are fat, where mall food courts offer a surfeit of food and an absence of dignity, where the same items cost one price one day and half that price the next." - Perfect perception of Americans. Agreed!!

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  4. very true !! Reflects one of the strange things about this place.
    "where the same items cost one price one day and half that price the next. " It feels like there is a year round sales season going on here !!

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  5. one hundred percent true Sara!! Must be a good writer, wrote something so true so simply. And now I envy you. Reading a book - what a rare leisure!! When will my days of being able to read non-baby-non-toddler-non-kids-story book be back again?? HUMMMM I Am dreaming..........

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  6. Very thought provoking and true..

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